Category: Community news

South Side trying to win playground

South Side School Community Club is competing to win a playground made from recycled oral care waste through the second annual Recycled Playground Challenge, courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive , ShopRite, and TerraCycle. South Side School Community Club will earn one “Playground…

Southington Community Theatre brings the ‘Noise’ and brings the farce

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR Southington Community Theatre is at it again, hitting the stage with the farce, “Noises Off” The Observer caught up with the show’s director, Amanda Savio, to talk to her about the genre of farce, “Noises Off,” and…

Bristol Eastern students win Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra competition

Two students from Bristol Eastern High School won the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition April 2 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Torrington. Kara Friedman won first prize with a performance of von Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet. Brenda Krosnicki won…

City went blue for autism

On Wednesday, April 6, the preschool children in Community Renewal Team’s Bristol Head Start program participated in “Going Blue for Autism” in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. There were blue tee shirts, blue stickers, blue art projects, blue playdough…

Provisions head to Moldova

Orphan Grain Train (OGT) New England Branch loaded a shipping container destined for Moldova in Eastern Europe on Friday, April 1. The container arrived at the Orphan Grain Train warehouse at 33 South Main St. in Terryville at around 2…

Bristol resident in Navy on duty

Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Jamie Thibeault, from Bristol, Conn. gets a bearing on a surface contact through a telescopic alidade on the bridge wing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). Roosevelt is underway conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise…

If the Blues get a strikeout, Shepard Meadows will make out… for veterans

The Bristol Blues and Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center (SMTRC) will run a season-long fund-raiser to ensure the local riding center can continue to support veterans and residents with equine therapy sessions. “Shepard Meadows is expanding our support to the…